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Window to Paris (1993)

Okno v Parizh (original title)
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Nikolai (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the ... See full summary »

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Yuri Mamin

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Vyacheslav Leykin (additional writing), Yuri Mamin | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agnès Soral ... Nicole
Sergey Dreyden ... Nikolai Tchijov (as Serguéi Dontsov)
Viktor Mikhailov Viktor Mikhailov ... Gorokhov
Nina Usatova ... Véra (as Nina Oussatova)
Kira Kreylis-Petrova ... la belle-mére de Gorokhov (as Kira Kreylis-Pétrova)
Natalya Ipatova Natalya Ipatova ... la fille de Gorokhov
Viktor Gogolev ... Kouzmitch (as Victor Gogolév)
Tamara Timofeeva ... Maria Olégovna (as Tamara Timofééva)
Andrey Urgant ... Goulialév (as Andréi Ourgante)
Jean Rupert Jean Rupert ... M. Prévost
Malka Ribowska Malka Ribowska ... La dame en noir
Bernard Cassus-Soulanis Bernard Cassus-Soulanis ... Le poseur d'alarmes
Vladimir Kaliche Vladimir Kaliche ... Ivanov
Aleksei Zalivalov ... Pétrov (as Alexéi Zalivalov)
Aleksei Kozodayev Aleksei Kozodayev ... Sidorov (as Alexéi Kozodaév)
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Nikolai (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the apartment of Gorokhov (Victor Mikhalkov). The room's previous inhabitant, an old lady, has died a year ago, and yet her cat, Maxi, is still in the locked room, healthy and fat. Soon, Nikolai and his neighbours discover the mystery: there is a window to Paris in the room. That's when the comedy begins - will the Russians be able to cope with the temptation to profit from the discovery? Written by Dragomir R. Radev <radev@cs.columbia.edu>

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Country:

Russia | France

Language:

Russian | French

Release Date:

17 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Window to Paris See more »

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Gross USA:

$255,088
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Come to see the kids' dancing, stay to see a great film about Russia today.
19 August 2004 | by Intl4NSee all my reviews

I saw this movie in a Russian cinema class, and I knew I would like it as soon as the kids started dancing. The whole thing is very funny - although it has a quirky sense of humor different from what most of us are used to - and if you're willing to take the premise with a grain of salt, you are in for a treat.

Another thing - if you were turned off by the trailer or the premise, don't give up on it. I wouldn't have watched the movie except that it was for class. I'm very glad I did, and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in Russia, foreign films, something completely different, or simply a good story. And if you like "Window to Paris," I also highly recommend "Black Cat, White Cat," (Kusturica) another excellent quirky Eastern European (Serbia) comedy.


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